Advising for Pre-Education Students

Welcome, welcome! We’re truly pleased to meet you and to introduce ourselves and our programs. We’ve provided several resources to help you along this journey from a pre-Education student to an admitted student in one of our four Education programs.

Curriculum and Learning FAQs

Many of you have shared insightful questions. In response, we have prepared some answers to the most frequently asked questions by pre-Education students.

Download Curriculum and Learning FAQs

Application Checklist

We accept applications twice annually: October 1 (fall semester) and January 31 (spring semester) for admission the following semester. View the application checklist to determine when you will be eligible to apply.

Download Application Checklist

Testing Required to Apply

Click the button below to download the testing requirements PDF.

Download Testing Requirements

Next Steps After Admission

Once admitted into your program, you will follow a specific course sequence of Education and LBS courses (years 3 and 4). The Department of Curriculum and Learning has created gate maps for each of our program to guide you through a sequence of courses, each building your funds of knowledge of pedagogy, praxis and application (fieldwork and student teaching).

To help conceptualize your academic trajectory within our Education Program, please view the academic map for your program. Created by the Registrar, academic maps are intended to guide you by suggesting courses in sequence on a semester-by-semester basis.

Early Childhood Education, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map

Elementary Education, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map

Elementary Education/ Bilingual, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map

Special Education/ Elementary Education, BS

Academic Map
Gate Map


Application Process Management
Cynthia Floyd
University Assistant 
(203) 392-7011
DA 116

Early Childhood Program
Dr. Jessica Powell 
Early Childhood Coordinator 
(203) 392-6412
DA 209G

Elementary and Elementary Bilingual Programs
Dr. Laura Bower-Phipps 
Elementary & Elementary/Bilingual Coordinator
Collaborative Co-Coordinator
(203) 392-7298
DA 209

Collaborative Elementary/Special Education Programs
Dr. Angela Lopez-Velasquez
Collaborative Co-Coordinator
(203) 392-6648